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What does Pierson mean?

Pierson Pronunciation of Pierson [pier-son] as a boys' name is a Greek name, and Pierson means "rock". Pierson is a version of Pierce (English, Greek): variation of Piers from Peter.

Associated with: greek, rock.


Pierson has 3 variants: Pearson, Pearsson and Piersson.

Creative forms:
(male) Parrson, Prosson, ..

(female) Pierlo, Piersis, ..

Middle name pairings:
Pierson Trenton (P.T.), ..

How popular is Pierson?

Pierson is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#1158 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Pierson entered the list in 1999 and reached its apex rank of #1300 in the U.S. in the year 2012, and is at #1310 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Pierson name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Pierson outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Pierce (#466 via latest list) and Pearson are the prominent varying forms of Pierson (#1310 via latest list). Other forms, like Piersson, are uncommon. These relations of Pierson are at the apex of their popularity presently. Pierce has been the most recognizable form.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Pierson, Pearson, Pierce in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Pierson and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Pierson is alike in pronunciation to Parson and Person. Other recommended names are Abelson, Aeron, Aeson, Aileron, Aleron, Anderson, Benson, Berton, Biron, Carson, Cimeron, Deron, Derron, Dervon, Egerton, Emerson, Everton, Ferron, Garson, Geron, Gershon, Gerson, Gibson, Gillson, Gilson, Girvon (see Girvin), Greyson, Hermon, Hewson, Jenson, Jeron, Jerron, Jimson, Karson, Kieron, Kierron, Larson, Leeron, Leron, Liron, Merton, Miron, Nelson, Nickson, Nilsson, Oberon, Oberron, Orson, Parsons, Parton, Paterson, Patterson, Paulson, Perkin, Perkyn, Perrin, Persons, Peterson, Peyton, Piero, Pierre, Pietro, Preston, Simeron, Stetson, Swenson, Terron, Urson, Verdon, Verlon, Vernon, Vinson and Wilson. These names tend to be more frequently used than Pierson.

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